Philippine, Singapore National Leaders Discharged From Hospital
Bandar Seri Begawan Philippine national leader Herbert Glenn P. Reyes, and Singapore national leader Grace Ng Lai See were discharged from the hospital.
They were involved in a road accident in Kampong Sungai Akar last Sunday, which claimed the lives of six persons.
Grace Ng was discharged yesterday.
The condition of Reyes has improved greatly and he was discharged last Tuesday, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports said.
The two were among 300 people participating in the 28th Ship For Southeast Asian Youth Programme, which arrived in Brunei on the second leg of an eight-Asian country sea voyage.
The Japanese friendship ship Nippon Maru is still moored at the Muara Port, having postponed its trip to the next port of call, Vietnam.
Brudirect.com News, 27 Sept 2001
Condolence Book Opened For Road Accident Victims From Japanese Ship
Bandar Seri Begawan Former Ship for South East Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) International participants have opened a condolence book for signing in memory of last Sundays road accident victims.
The accident led to the postponement of the Nippon Maru ships departure yesterday for Vietnam, its third stop.
The condolence book is open for former SSEAYP participants, for foster parents, and for the public.
The book will be later handed to the victims families in remembrance of their participation in the SSEAYP Programme.
The book will be open until further notice at the Games Village in Berakas.
Meanwhile, Singapore national leader Grace Ng Lai See is recovering well from minor injuries sustained from last Sundays tragic accident.
Grace yesterday received a visit from the Deputy Director of Singapore National Youth Council Yo Eng Kuan and acting High Commissioner of Singapore Steven Kwik.
She is expected to be discharged in the next few days.
Her brother, Samuel Ng, flew into Brunei last Monday from Singapore to see her.
She and other hospitalised national youth leaders have received many-well wishers from members of the public in Brunei and former youth ship participants.
Brudirect.com News, 26 Sep 2001
Myanmar, Vietnam And CAmbodia National Leaders In Crash Tragedy Discharged
Bandar Seri Begawan - Some of the injured national leaders being treated at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital were were discharged yesterday, while others were doing well.
Both permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Health, Dato Haji Ahmad and Dato Haji Zainal, visited the national leaders at the hospital.
They were joined by members of the Disabled Children Association (KACA).
The Ministry of Health in a press release said it is happy to know the conditions of the national leaders have improved greatly.
Nobuhiko Suzuki, the National Leader of the Japanese Delegation, received treatment in intensive care unit, and is now in stable condition.
The statement also said the national leaders from Singapore and Laos have undergone minor surgeries.
Their counterparts from Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia were discharged yesterday.
The national leaders were hospitalised following a vehicule accident involving delegates from the Ship For Southeast Asian Youth Programme on a sea voyage to eight Asian countries.
Brudirect.com News, 25 Sep 2001
Another Dies IN Youth Ship Horror Accident: Death Toll Hits Six
By Rosli Abidin Yahya
Bandar Seri Begawan - The death toll from Sundays tragic accident climbed to six as another victim succumbed to his injuries at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital yesterday morning.
Hj Karim bin Hj Tengah of Kampong Salambigar, Jalan Muara, who died yesterday morning, was a passenger in the saloon car, which collided with a mini bus bus.
His daughter, Hajah Kaimimi binte Hj Karim, the driver of the saloon car, is reported to be in a stable condition at the hospital.
Hj Karim had been in critical condition and was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit ever since the accident.
Hj Karim and his daughter had to be extricated from the wreck by personnel from the Fire Services Department.
The horrific accident, involving a government bus carrying 11 Asean heads of delegation, a Japanese administrative staff of the youth ship and three Bruneians, near Sungai Akar, claimed five lives on Sunday.
They were the national youth leader of Malaysia, Jamdin Hj Ramli, national youth leader of Indonesia, Kamaluddin Said, Japanese woman administrative staff of the ship, Akiko Sinohara, an officer of the Department of Youth and Sports, Tamrin Ibrahim, and the driver of the ill-fated bus, Jeraee Yan of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The remains of Jamdin and Kamaluddin were flown to Malaysia and Indonesia on Monday.
The victims were among 300 participants of the Japanese-government sponsored 28th Ship for South East Asian Youth Programme on a sea voyage to eight Asean countries.
Brudirect.com News, 26 Sep 2001